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Friday 20 November 1959

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 20, 1959). The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Florence (Italy) and Sean Young. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods. In UK Travellin' Light by Cliff Richard & The Shadows was in the top 5 hits. Ballad of a Soldier, directed by Grigoriy Chukhray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959 while Advise And Consent by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Showtime.
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What the sky looked like on 20 November 1959

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Movies

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Ballad of a Soldier

Directed by: Grigoriy Chukhray

Starring: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Country: United States

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Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Country: United States

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Expresso Bongo

Directed by: Val Guest

Starring: Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms, Yolande Donlan, Cliff Richard

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The Atomic Submarine

Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet

Starring: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway

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Le Bossu

Directed by: André Hunebelle

Starring: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Sabine Sesselmann, Jean Le Poulain

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Showtime

Directed by: Tom Dey

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Shotgun Slade

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Spotlight

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

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Five Fingers

Directed by: Kevin Barker

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The Dennis O'Keefe Show

Directed by: Abby Berlin

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 November 1959 ?

Holidays:
  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
  • UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sean Young: American actress onscreen from 1977 with film credits that included "Blade Runner," "Dune" and "No Way Out.
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Beate Metz: German foreign correspondence clerk, media scientist, journalist and astrologer, the coworker of "Astrologiezentrum Berlin.
  • Orlando Figes: English historian and academic.
  • Richard Attias: Businessman.
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Facts:
  • WABC fires Alan Freed over payola scandal
  • The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is adopted by the United Nations.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on November 20, 1959 - Geocentric view

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Books

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Advise And Consent

By: Allen Drury

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Poor No More

By: Robert Ruark

Stated First Edition in Very Good condition. Former owner taped the inside flaps to the boards, so tape ghosts at the outsides of the boards and tape ghosts on the flys.

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The Years With Ross

By: James Thurber

At the helm of America's most influential literary magazine for more than half a century, Harold Ross introduced the country to a host of exciting talent, including Robert Benchley, Alexander Woolcott,

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Gentlemen, Scholars And Scoundrels

By: Horace Knowles

Gentlemen, Scholars And Scoundrels: A Treasury Of Harper's Magazine From 1850 To The, by Knowles, Horace, Ed.

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